The official UK Radio app, now re-designed in partnership with the BBC. 500 UK stations, and thousands of podcasts and catchup shows, so you can take radio everywhere you go.

Find your favourite stations faster, in our fresh new app design. Control your listening more easily, with our expanding playbar. Discover new stations and shows – and see at-a-glance when new episodes are available.

Stream stations and shows on all your devices, with Chromecast, Apple CarPlay, Apple AirPlay, Apple Watch, and Bluetooth support. Also now compatible with Smart Device Link, for cars.

Take radio to bed, with our Alarm Clock and Sleep Timer. Play your favourites with one tap, using Easy Mode. This is the definitive UK radio app for iPad and iPhone.

All BBC stations, and hundreds more great British radio streams, on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Tune in to live streams of radio, or browse our on-demand programmes and podcasts, including hundreds of shows from the BBC and beyond.

This radio app has everything from news and sport - to pop, rock, indie, dance, jazz, soul, and classical. It's perfect for live Premier League football, Ashes cricket, Wimbledon tennis, F1 at the weekend, Festivals over the summer, and Christmas radio stations. It’s the perfect music app, a great podcast player, and it’s ideal for football live streams too.

Follow us on Twitter to get updates and to hear when new stations are added - we're @UKRadioplayer. UK Radioplayer Ltd is a not-for-profit company, aimed at making radio listening easier. We're backed by the BBC (owners of stations like BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC 5 live Sports Extra, BBC Asian Network, and BBC Radio 6 Music).

Our partners also include Bauer Radio (who run Kiss, Kisstory, Magic, Kerrang, Planet Rock, Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and Classic Rock), and Global Radio (owners of stations like Heart, Capital, Gold, LBC, Radio X, Capital Xtra, Chill, Classic FM, and Smooth).

We also feature community and student stations – so there's something for everyone. Radio for iPad, Radio for iPhone. Take radio everywhere you go.

What’s New

Version 4.1.3

- New ‘quickplay’ carousel in expanded playbar, for related podcasts/catchup
- Improved search results, to make podcasts/catchup easier to find
- Better ‘tooltip’ information, to make app easier to use

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29.6K Ratings
29.6K Ratings
Jaded Ben ,

Just works perfectly

Of all the radio player apps I've tried, including the specific apps for specific stations, this is the only one that has worked flawlessly. I can find all the uk stations I want and they very very very ever drop and tbh that's probably more likely my signal where I work.

I specifically like one little feature which never works on any other apps ive tried is that they work flawlessly with AirPods! When I pause or remove a pod when I double tap/ put the pod back in, the app starts again as it would the music player, every other app I use freaks out when you pause/ take a pod and you have to use the phone to start again. It's a small thing but my favourite .

I would like then to add world radio support in the future 😎

Daab1952 ,

Best UK radio app.

I’ve tried all the generic type of radio player apps over the years. This is by far the best I’ve come across. It’s totally free with no subscriptions ! It offers Apple Watch functionality too. It’s so user friendly to use and encompasses everything I’m looking for in a radio player app. When you download the app it will use your location to set your local radio stations. I live in the UK and this app picks up all the radio stations I’m looking for.
I would thoroughly recommend this app to anybody living in the UK.

Jorge Regula ,

Get it now

Really easy to use and no annoying ads ruining the experience.
I wanted a Radio app so I didn’t need to buy a hifi system; I could just play my music on my iPhone and get a decent quality speaker for much cheaper. This has worked out great, the app is so easy to use and has all the channels you could ever want. I can also log in to my Absolute Radio account through it so I still have less ads on those stations. Don’t hesitate to download this app!


UK Radioplayer Limted
42.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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